Romford boss Martin wants to progress in the FA Trophy in a bid to hit money target

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 September 2018

Nick Reynolds (left) netted his first goal of the season for Romford in the win over Aveley (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Nick Reynolds (left) netted his first goal of the season for Romford in the win over Aveley (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Romford manager Paul Martin is keen to progress through a couple of rounds of the FA Trophy to hit a target of £10,000 set earlier in the season to help boost the club finances.

Boro welcome Bostik North rivals Great Wakering Rovers to Rookery Hill for their extra preliminary round tie on Sunday (1.30pm) as they look to bag £2,000 in prize money.

Boss Martin feels their current form is putting them in the limelight and attracting more sponsors, but says money is still vital for the club.

“When you look at the form we’re in at the moment, you can see we’re making a name for ourselves, and getting more headlines in the papers and social media,” said Martin.

“People look and want to sponsor the team or players whereas when you’re down the bottom no one wants too. But the money is still a must for the club.”

The long-serving manager is keen for his players not to feel the pressure and play their own game – despite wanting the money for the club.

“As for the players they’ve just got to go out and relax to play their game just like they did against Aveley,” he added.

“I need to get through two or three Trophy games to hit my target to help fund the club financially this season.”

Martin did admit it will be a complete new burden to when they sealed a 3-0 win against the Rovers on the opening day of the season.

“It’s not going to be as easy as the first game of the season as they have picked up some results since, including one against Canvey Island,” he said.

“They have clearly been improving and the manager has brought in plenty of new faces since last season, so it was going to take time.”

Romford have also been drawn away to League Two side Colchester United in the third round of the BBC Essex Senior Cup.

Martin said: “We got Colchester United which is good for the youngsters in our squad and all the players for that matter, as not many of them will have had the opportunity to play at a ground like that.

“The hardest thing is everyone will want to play in that game but we can only play 11.”

Goals from Max Holden and Nick Reynolds sealed a 2-0 win over Aveley, after losing 2-1 at Felixstowe & Walton United at the weekend. See our website for match reports.


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